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Hearts of Oakum: Sailors and Sea Chanteys in the American Revolution
A sailor’s life could be hard in the 18th and early 19th centuries, but the drudgery of work was relieved by the singing of shipboard work songs, or chanteys, which set a cadence for routine tasks and helped to alleviate boredom. Please join us on June 13 for a trip back in time as The Bosun's Call, a Hampton Roads quartet, performs historically accurate folk songs, chanteys, and ballads of the sea. The group specializes in naval uniforms, customs, and songs from the Age of Sail. "Splice the mainbrace! Huzza!"
MacArthur Memorial Visitor Center Theater
Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 7:00 PM
FREE and open to the public
Location:Fort Norfolk810 Front StreetNorfolk, VA 23508
Norfolk Historical SocietyP.O. Box 6367Norfolk, Virginia 23508-0367